Thursday, February 25, 2010

Internet Romance

Yes, I know...

I'm married.

And this will probably create some kind of scandal, but...

I fell in love.

Over the Internet.

I know that I shouldn't even be looking at the ads on Craigslist.

To do, with the intent of a pick up, would be cheating on my obligations here at home.

But, nevertheless, I was looking...

And then it happened.

The way "Paul" had himself marketed was not to his favor.

The ad should have read:

Tall, dark and handsome. A little beat up around the edges due to life in general, but still a lot of life left in me. Hardworking, great character, well built, and totally hot.

But, just from a photograph, and very few words, there was a physical attraction for me.

So, I decided to meet "Paul", in person and see if there was a spark...some chemistry.

He had lived with a woman for years and years and years...but she didn't want him anymore.

I traveled out to his house and imagine my surprise, he was so much better looking in person. His photo online really didn't do him any favors.

The best thing about him?

He had an identical twin.

It was love at first sight.

So, I brought them home to meet my family.

Here they are with Corey.

I'd like to introduce...

Paul Bunyan Bedposts I and II.

And no, sorry, I don't share.

But you know how it is with any romance...

After awhile you find some things that you want to change.

Make better.

Fix.

So, with a little cut...

A little paste...

A little paint...

A little distressing...

Add cheap candles from Wally's World...

Aren't they heavenly?

I am living proof...

Internet romances really can work...

P.S. Have you seen the big candle holders like this at Pottry Barn? $149 each. Ouch! My total cost for this project? $15...total.

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29 comments:

rachel said...

YOU ROCK!!

and this post was so clever. :)

Linda said...

Looking good...they look outstanding!

Blessings,
Linda

The Faveros said...

You are so cute - and I am in love with them too!! They are so adorable!!!

Mom in High Heels said...

What a funny post! And how beautifully they turned out. I'm so impressed.

mary'smom said...

Great project! I love them!

Low Tide High Style said...

Cute post, and your bed posts turned candlesticks are very cool!

Kat :)

Cara-TheHouseholdHelper said...

Fabulous! I never thought to use an old headboard/footboard. I know there is one in my Grandmother's basement collecting dust - going to "steal" it this week!

Enchantresses Three said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely AMAZING!!!
Hugs,
Sariah

Infarrantly Creative said...

Big chunky and beautiful. I loves them. Great job!

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

Those are some burly bed post! Love how they turned out. They look great next to the fireplace.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

fabulous! I did some, but they weren't kin to paul bunyan! :)
gail

Abby said...

Okay those are awesome!

jen @ the inspiration studio said...

wow! I can't believe how gorgeous those turned out! How creative too! Great job!

Blog Boutique said...

Very clever and looks great!

Lost In Tarnation said...

Those are great!!!!! What a great idea.

Joyce said...

Wow! I am not going to sleep until I make a pair of these for myself but first to find the bedposts:)
Joyce

ClassiclyAmber said...

These. Are. AWESOME!! Oh my freakin' goodness! I just love it. GREAT, great work!! =-D

Jen said...

Hi, I'm visiting you from Reinvented and just love your post. You have such a great sense of humor and I just love what you did to those posts.

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

You are unbelievable!

Room to Inspire said...

Yes, heavenly indeed! I am just loving your blog - I am off to check out more.

Chelsea

One Life Many Journeys said...

Drooooool droool drool. Yummy. Can you have too many candle holders. I think I have a problem because I have many and want yours too! Help

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

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-Jill

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Maybe a little internet romance isn't so bad....

Thanks for linking up to Someday Crafts for Whatever Goes Wednesday!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Now that is some kind of romance! wow! they are gorgeous!

Kansas Amy said...

Very funny! And those turned out awesome!!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

OOoohhh! I love these. So great. Makes me want to have my own romance :)

Thanks for sharing at the Spring has Spring Party at Fun to Craft.

Mandy said...

LOVE these. I need to start trolling craigslist. I could use some internet romance in my life.

One Life Many Journeys said...

That was a great love story! Now I am in love as well. They are beautiful. I shall be on the hunt for my own romance.

Jen said...

I love it! I met my husband on FACEBOOK! I can't believe I did that but I did! He is my soulmate for sure. :)